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GW Paris - ESSEC Business School
Cergy-pontoise, France (GW Partner) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
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Restrictions: GW applicants only
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Minimum GPA: 3
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Language(s) of Instruction:
English, French
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Housing Options:
Apartment, Independent, Residence Hall
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Other Eligibility Requirements:
Significant academic coursework in the proposed field(s) of study
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Class Status:
Undergraduate Open to non-GW students: No
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Level of Immersion:
Fully Integrated
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Program Sponsor:
GW Study Program
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Program Tier Fee:
Tier 1, Tier 3 Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Program Description:
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ESSEC is one of the leading institutions in Europe for business education and has developed a unique learning experience that integrates professional and international experience. The campus is just a short train ride from downtown Paris, and the undergraduate program content is inspired by current business practices and incorporates real world experiences.

Formal coursework is complemented by GW Paris-sponsored cultural activities organized by the GW Resident Director living in country.

For more detailed information on academics, finances, and student life, please visit the
Office for Study Abroad’s website.


To be eligible to study at ESSEC through GW Paris, students must demonstrate:

  • Completion of 45 or more credits

  • Good judicial standing without a significant record of judicial infractions.

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Application Instructions for Students 

The application is online and can be opened by clicking the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this page. Application requirements include: 
  • Official transcripts
  • One academic recommendation from a professor in the student’s field of study. This recommendation can be submitted either electronically or directly to GW Office for Study Abroad in a sealed envelope with the recommender’s signature over the seal.
  • Four passport-size photos: Students must submit 4 passport-size photos (printed on photo paper) to the Office for Study Abroad.  Passport-size photos can be taken at several area locations, including CVS and Kinko’s.
  • Copy of passport: Students must upload a copy of their passport signature page to the application portal.  Please note that the passport MUST be valid for at least six months following the date of the student’s return to the U.S. upon completing the program.


Academic Year: March 1
Fall Semester: March 1
Spring Semester: October 1
Please note: Applications are complete once all of the boxes have been checked off. You will not receive an email confirming that your application is complete. 

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